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William Murchison
William Murchison
William Murchison is a Dallas-based columnist for Creators Syndicate. He is completing a book on cross-currents in modern morality.
by | May 14, 2019

It’s a funny thing about “culture.” It changes. That’s because people die and new ones get born, and along the way Things happen: events of one kind and another; wars, elections, recessions, new inventions. The so-called “culture” bounces off these…

by | May 7, 2019

I know, I know. Fake news! Media bias! Intellectual arrogance! That’s my old profession, the newspaper business, as contemporary Americans understand it — assuming they give our business any actual thought. Probably not. Witness the dreary statistics compiled by the…

by | May 1, 2019

Hey, lay off that geezer stuff when political talk turns to the fitness of Bernie Sanders (aetas 77) and Joe Biden (aetas 76) to fill the considerable office of president. I find such talk both unnecessary and disagreeable. The generic…

by | Apr 23, 2019

All right, then, impeachment — a matter resting on the national dining table in plain view. Who wants to cut into and serve it? Rep. Maxine Waters does. “What more do (Democrats) need to prove?” she inquires in the aftermath…

by | Apr 16, 2019

Humans — particularly of the American variety — will knock you for a loop now and then. They seem down; they seem out — licked, run over, beaten to a pulp. Then lo! Then behold! They pull off something big…

by | Apr 9, 2019

We just can’t kick the habit. Or the media can’t, which comes to the same thing, given the media’s habitual deference to its customers — you and me and Neighbor Jones. We’d rather hear about Donald Trump than about the…

by | Apr 3, 2019

The second most extraneous topic in American politics is the effect on the Democratic presidential race, and maybe life in general, of Joe Biden’s invasion of Lucy Flores’ personal space by kissing her noggin. Which leaves in first place the…

by | Mar 26, 2019

The show’s over. The monkey’s dead. — Tennessee Williams, Orpheus Descending Notwithstanding, please, that “dead,” in contemporary political parlance, is a relative term. No political stink ever entirely evaporates: We may expect the general public, through the media and its…

by | Mar 19, 2019

I mean, yeah, you’re right: The quest to get your kids into a top college has gotten crazy. We know as much from last week’s news reports about slimy dealings meant to give rich and powerful families an advantage over…

by | Mar 12, 2019

Crazy times give rise to crazy notions; e.g., socialism’s the ticket for modern America. Well, you know — maybe not socialism of the sort that lighted V.I. Lenin’s cruel eyes. Certainly not socialism in a systematic way: each economic piston…

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